Moroccan authorities are looking for 250 members of al Qaeda and the Taliban movement who may have settled in the country after the U.S. war on Afghanistan and the fall of Kabul in 2001, a Moroccan paper quoted judicial sources as saying. Authorities obtained information about the suspects through interrogation of other members of the group. (Al Hayat)
Terrorism Case Puts Words of Muslim Leader On Trial in Va.
Islamic spiritual leader Ali Al-Timimi's pen is mightier than his sword, prosecutors contend. It's not so much his actions but his words that make him so dangerous, they say. (Washington Post)
Bin Laden needed a role in the Iraqi insurgency, and Zarqawi needed outside support. How a deadly deal was made. (Newsweek)
Songs in 9/11 Time
No one thought Merle Haggard, after "Okie From Muskogee" and "Fighting Side of Me," would ever develop a war-doubting side. That's why Haggard made news two years ago with a pointed song that took Washington and big media to task for glossing over human costs in the war on terrorism. "That's the News" argued that "politicians do all the talkin'; soldiers pay the dues. Suddenly the war is over, that's the news." (LA Times)
Guns for Terrorists
The nation's gun laws are in an absurd state, and a recent government report revealed that terrorist suspects are taking advantage of it. (NY Times)
Factors Behind 'the Arab Spring'
Western newspapers and television programs are now full of articles and commentaries on what they have termed "The Arab Spring" — the growing democratization of Arab governments. (Arab News)
The Good Deeds of Bush Junior's Policy
The dire policies of this administration and its belligerence towards the Arab rights and interests, are not the subject of discrepancy. However, within the framework of the benefits and impacts of this hostile policy, the changes are not negative, for it opened the files of the democratic reform in the Arab world. (Al Hayat)
The Fading of Kofi Annan
It's hard to imagine Kofi Annan ever regaining his footing as secretary-general of the United Nations. Even if he ultimately doesn't resign over the oil-for-food scandal, he will be a diminished presence on the global stage. And that's a shame because Annan is hardly the wild-eyed, leftist anti-American that some in Washington make him out to be, and he has some good ideas on how to reform the U.N. (LA Times)
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